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Land artists and landscape architects are inextricably connected by an environmental sensitivity, by notions of time and space/place, and by the creative process, which hinge on scale, culture, and viewer and artist accessibility. Extremely valuable to landscape architects, this thesis begins with a look at the art historical and social context during and after the land art movement’s inception in the mid-1960’s. The thesis then progresses to in-depth studies of four contemporary land artists: Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Next, the thesis details the author’s two land art installations, which serve as applications of ideas learned. Finally, the thesis concludes with a detailed look at how land art can inspire and inform the work of landscape architects.